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November 25, 2002|Martin Henderson

2 Interceptions returned for touchdowns (22 and 46 yards) by La Mirada's Dustin Jones, who also scored on a 46-yard reverse, in a 34-14 victory over La Verne Bonita in Division VI.

35.3 Yards averaged, per completion, by Manhattan Beach Mira Costa quarterback Peter Dobush, who was six of nine for 212 yards and four touchdowns in three quarters in a 68-24 victory over La Crescenta Crescenta Valley.

337 Yards rushing in 26 carries by Michael Okwo, who scored four touchdowns in top-seeded Mira Costa's Division III first-round victory.

WINNERS

* Moreno Valley, which passed for only 512 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season in its triple-option offense, totaled 231 in the air and three touchdowns in a 31-24 overtime victory over Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon in Division V. Michael Lewis completed four of six passes for 200 yards, including touchdowns of 70 and 80 yards.

* Randall Brown of Hacienda Heights Los Altos, the top-seeded team in Division VI, scored six times on runs of 10, 11, 65, 11, 10 and five yards in a 49-0 victory over Anaheim Canyon.

COMEBACKS

* Whittier Pioneer trailed, 21-6, with seven minutes left but got two scoring passes from Ricky Reyes to Michael Bojorquez to tie the score, then beat Alhambra in overtime, 28-21, on Reyes' 25-yard keeper in Division VII.

* Placentia Valencia trailed Newport Harbor, 21-0, before scoring 28 in a row. Still, the Tigers needed a 32-yard touchdown pass from Steve Lajkowicz to Nathan Dedic with 59 seconds left to win, 35-28, in Division VI.

* Brian Harbin rushed for his second touchdown, a three-yarder, with 2:48 left to give second-seeded Saddleback Valley Christian a 14-10 victory over Palos Verdes Chadwick in Division XIII.

UPSETS

* Irvine University defeated third-seeded Anaheim Western, 37-20, in Division IX. Nick Gerakos completed 19 of 23 passes for 277 yards, and Koji Chavez rushed for three scores.

* Covina overcame a 10-point third-quarter deficit and defeated fourth-seeded Irvine Northwood, 34-31, in Division IX.

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